Thursday, January 20, 2011

Community Library Municipalities Discuss Contract Changes

Municipalities discuss Twin Lakes Community Library contract changes.  (West of the I, 1/18/2011)

Excerpt:   The five member municipalities are Salem, Twin Lakes, Paddock Lake, Randall and Silver Lake.

Twin Lakes Village President Howard Skinner acknowledged that some costs for the library need to be paid out of a common pool, like administration. However, he said his municipality would like to see surplus funds be desiugnated for spending in the municipalities where they came from.

“What we’re looking to do … is to make the agreement more equitable for all parties,” Skinner said.

But Paddock Lake village President and Library Board member Marlene Goodson attacked the idea that funds should be segregated as Skinner suggested, emphasizing that the joint library is built around all parities contributing to wherever money needs to be spent. She also said the Salem building is the main library for the system and that the other locations — in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes — are not true branches but “glorified bookmobiles.”

“If you feel you wanted a library, why are you part of the Community Library system?” Goodson asked Skinner. “It’s fair for (Twin Lakes funds) to go the the library (as a whole)

Community Library in the news:
Twin Lakes to stay in Community Library.  (11/23/2010)
More library disagreements.  (11/13/2010)
Stakeholders agree to postpone to disagree.  (10/22/2010)
DWD Equal Rights Division:  No discrimination on Community Library case.  (10/18/2010)
Need for more space at Twin Lakes/Randall Branch of Community Library.  (8/23/2010)
More disagreements at Community Library.  (5/25/2010)
Maggie Rivals Dewey for Attention.  (5/24/2010)
Board Member Raises Objections to Library Cat.  (5/9/2010)
New Director Hired.  (4/20/2010)
A Library Board Appointment Not According to Hoyle.  (4/13/2010)
Former Library Director Sues for Wages after Firing.  (3/16/2010)
Position Announcement:  Library Executive Director, Community Library, Salem, Wisconsin.  (2/5/2010)
Former Director of Community Library: From Demotion to Dismissal. (1/29/2010)
 Community Library Board Member Wields Machete to Address $1,000 Deficit. (12/06/2009)
New Community Library Representative to Wilmot School Board
. (11/11/2009)
Demoted director to fight for job
. (10/30/2009)
Library Board confirms interim director. (10/27/2009)
Community Library Soap Opera Continues
. (10/23/2009)
Community Library Update: "What we have here is...failure to communicate. (10/09/2009)
Community Library Board of Trustees: Riding Roughshod? (10/01/2009)
Library Board's "Positive Direction" Takes an Immediate Detour. (9/30/2009)
West county library group under fire. (1/29/2009)

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